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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo

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Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer. Full story...
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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo

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Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer. Full story...
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Community rallies around boy with brain tumor

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videoA little boy with an inoperable brain tumor is standing tall with a community behind him. 6-year-old Lathyn Elmer was the subject of a fundraiser in Leland Wednesday. Full story...
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Wilmington Stands Up to Cancer

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videoRelay for Life and the American Cancer Society paired together Friday night in Wilmington to Stand Up to Cancer. Full story...
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Scott Braswell takes leave of absence at Hoggard

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videoHoggard High School head football coach and athletics director Scott Braswell will be taking a leave of absence in order to have surgery on a tumor in his lower back. Braswell is entering his 18th season as the head football coach of the Vikings. Full story...
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Former Extraordinary Person Sean Webb taken by cancer; Memorial this afternoon

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a comedian who uses his jokes to cope with his cancer. Full story...
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Dozens go bald for childhood cancer research

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videoFolks in Wilmington shave their head for childhood cancer research raising more than $22,000. Full story...
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10th annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Day Lo Tide Run

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video Annual 5k and 10k continue aiding uninsured young people fighting cancer. Folks got together for the 5k and 10k run benefiting local cancer patients. The event in was created in 2005 by Tim Reilly after his dear friend, Steve Haydu was diagnosed with cancer. Full story...
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Hiking for Hope: supporting women with cancer

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video Just in time for March 8th's International Womens Day, the Women of Hope organization held their inaugural "Hiking for Hope" fundraiser. Full story...
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2nd annual Wilmington Race for the Cure hits the streets

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video The streets of downtown Wilmington ran pink this weekend as hundreds came out to participate in Wilmington's second annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Full story...
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